His Last Speech

The night before he was killed, MLK, Jr., gave a speech. Here is an excerpt.

His last few lines are particularly poignant.

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.┬áMine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

MLK, Jr., knew that he was in a dangerous situation. But, he kept going and did not let fear control his life. True courage is one that arises when everything is at stake.

So, it goes today.

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